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“Spring Special”
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Arniston Spa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Arniston
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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179 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Spring Special”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The spring special, just before the school holidays, provided an ideal opportunity for us to take UK visitors to Arniston. While the weather did not co-operate 100%, our time in the hotel more than made up for it.

Our (sea view) rooms left nothing to be desired, no shabby, run down look here. Bathrooms were well appointed with better than usual toiletries, and all was spotless. Good TV set with reasonable choice of channels. First class treatment from all staff with whom we had dealings. Sadly, was not able to master the WiFi connection routine.

Will submit a separate review for the restaurant.

Room Tip: Sea View excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

As someobody who has reviewed hotels I tend to look for things that aren't right about a hotel, but The Arniston Hotel really ticks every box - location, quality of rooms, food, friendly staff and the ability to mix families and other travellers seamlessly. The rooms have had a recent makeover and beds are infinitely comfy, lovely fresh coffee in the rooms and great amenities. The area is gorgeous for long walks and a relaxed family weekend

Room Tip: sea view lovely but its usually windy there, so pool facing can suit
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

What an incredibly beautiful part of the world, and the service and accomodations at this ocean-front hotel were wonderful! Our group had a great time wandering the beaches, the heritage fishing village nearby and geocaching in the dunes and on the cliffs. Our ocean view rooms were lovely - clean, spacious, well-maintained and with heated floors which were much appreciated. Service was attentive and pleasant. We enjoyed the meals and breakfast buffet. For a stop along the Garden Route, I would certainly recommend this

Room Tip: Ocean-view is definitely recommended!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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south-east-uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Due to a change in the tour plans we had 2 nights here, Thank you SAGA you did us a great favour. For the first time we had a choice of options from a set menu served at table by attentive and knowledgeable staff rather than an over cooked and kept warm buffet.
The Guest relations manager, Barbara, welcomed us with the wine from the hotel "Arniston Bay" which we knew from the UK.
Our room 219 on the second floor overlooked the pool and had a balcony, it was spacious, has 2 cotton robes, plenty of towels with a bath and large walk in shower.
There was a fridge in the room containing fresh milk and fresh coffee and biscuits(refreshed daily).water was provided as was a small decanter of sherry.
The TV was the only dissapointment as it had limited channels but with the location who needs TV on a sunny day?
Dinner was excellent both in choice and quality of the food served, portions were generous, the wine list had a good selection by the glass and bottle the Arniston Sparkling wine was ZAR80 about £5 in the restaurant.
Breakfast was fabulous and needed time to enjoy.
The hotel is able to offer a limited number of excursions e.g. to the Cape which is the southernmost tip of Africa.
We have already recommended this hotel to several other couples we met who live in SAfrica.

Room Tip: 219 gets the late sun on a large balcony with 2 chairs and a table as well as most of the afternoon...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We liked the location of the hotel and enjoyed the seaview. Breakfast comes buffett style, is delicous and you have plenty of choices. We also tried the Dinner: very good too. The staff is lovely, very helpful, just customer-oriented. Well, this is outstanding. It is like every hotel in South Africa should be. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a stunning place. Most beautifull views;staff most friendly and professional;food......to good!!! And Spa treatments the best;area and surroundings.....peaceful!!!!! Thank you for making our stay so perfect!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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cape town
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent a weekend in August at the Arniston Spa Hotel and can highly recommend it. Even though it was one of the coldest winter weekends (with snow on all the surrounding mountains), we can highly recommend it for a couples getaway. The rooms are clean and modern and well-equipped with a lovely modern bathroom. The décor is also modern and fitting for the beach atmosphere. The view of the ocean from the room and balcony is great and the little touches, like sherry on arrival, chocolates on the turn-down service, heated towel rails and underfloor heating in the bedroom add to that feeling of being spoilt. Arniston is a lovely, quiet, restful seaside village, the perfect place to re-charge far from the hustle of city life. The hotel staff were attentive, friendly and very accommodating. The room is equipped with a bar fridge and kettle / coffee plunger for that indulgent hot chocolate or tea in bed in the morning. We ordered our supper from room service and the service, food and presentation was excellent. We also booked a therapy treatment at the spa which was good. The buffet breakfast had a wide variety of choice and the staff again were very friendly and accommodating. The little gift shop has lovely souvenirs for foreigners or even gifts for locals who may need to buy that birthday gift. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone interested in a quiet getaway weekend.

Room Tip: 1st and 2nd floor rooms are nicer as the balconies are private. Ground floor opens onto a more publi...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arniston Spa Hotel
Address: 1 Beach Road, Arniston 7280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Arniston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Arniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arniston Spa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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